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Green Smart Magazine : 2009_new
greensmart 2009 35 It's called the K House. K not only stands for the client's family name, but the house also actually takes the form of the letter architecturally. Located in Anglesea and built in the tradition of the seaside shack, the award- winning coastal holiday property features four bedrooms, good living space with separate areas for the clients and their two older children (with an emphasis on noise control) and plenty of protected outdoor space to cater for the wind. To achieve the K shape, the letter is cut in half and two of the pieces rotated. The ground floor cuts into the sloping site with the entrance through the carpark via a mud This home demonstrates a simple and effective commitment to water efficiency that is second to none. a strong environmental footprint story > Annie Reid room and storage, which opens to two bedrooms, bathrooms and a home cinema. Upstairs, the long kitchen, living and dining areas face north. The eastern end opens to the sea and the western end to the garden. The main bedroom and another smaller bedroom are also on this level, while a spiral staircase leads to a library above. Apart from its radical design, the K House boldly promotes and applies many GreenSmart and solar passive design principles, achieved by the architect Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM) in close collaboration with builder Wayne Campbell of Camson Homes. Together ARM and Wayne delivered a home that maximises its resources/wastes efficiently, and achieved their goal to create a strong environmental footprint for the future. Its loudest and proudest water features won Camson Homes the 2008 HIA >